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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Auditions, Auditions, Auditions!

Yes, I am still pursuing my acting dream, foolish though it may be. But 2007 is off to a good start. I had two auditions last week--one was for Nature Valley (you know, the granola bars), and one was for an industrial for Sun Micro. I didn't hear back about either of those, so I didn't get the parts, but it's good practice! I also went in for a go-see to be a fit model, but I guess I didn't have the right measurements. Well, there's not too much I can do about that.

What I'm really excited about, though, is the audition that I have lined up for Friday. The casting directors are specifically looking for enthusiastic Prius owners. That's me! Here's the email that got me the audition (well, that and my headshot):


Wow! I am so excited about the opportunity to tell people how much I love my
Prius! Ever since I got it about a year and a half ago, I have been trying
to convert people into Prius owners. In fact, I often give tours of my Prius
to people who are thinking about getting one for themselves. Everyone is
impressed by the push-button ignition and the information screen. My whole
family loves driving our Priuses. First, my dad got one in red. Then, I got
one in blue. And then, my mom decided she liked mine so much, she got one of
her own, also in blue!

A little about me: I am a Realtor, so I am in my car a LOT. The car is less
than two years old, and I have already put 30,000 miles on it. Although the
Prius may seem small on the outside, it's quite roomy on the inside. Even
the backseat is comfortable. I can easily take clients around in my car, and
still haul around all my real estate paraphernalia...A-frame signs, stacks
of flyers, listing folders, etc. I generally get about 45 miles to the
gallon, and when gas prices were higher, I just laughed at the people
driving Hummers and Escalades.

When I'm not driving my Prius, I enjoy dancing, creative writing, reading,
hiking, biking, socializing with friends, and wine-tasting. The only bad
thing about my Prius is that whenever I go out with friends, I usually have
to drive, because they all want to ride in my cool car, with its six-CD
changer and GPS navigation system!

I hope you'll choose me to be a part of your television commercial. I am an
enthusiastic Prius proselytizer, and I think I'd make a terrific brand
ambassador. I even have some on-camera experience! I look forward to hearing
back from you soon.

See? Very enthusiastic! Lots of exclamation points! I have a good feeling about this one, so wish me luck!


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